Truth (duo)

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Background information
Origin Christchurch, New Zealand
Genres Dubstep
Years active2007–present
  • Deep Medi
  • Tempa
  • Disfigured Dubz
  • Disciple
  • Argon
  • Aquatic Lab
  • Boka
  • Wheel & Deal
  • GetDarker
  • Black Box
  • Moonshine
  • Firepower
  • Wakaan
  • Tristan Roake
  • Andre Fernandez
Past members

Truth, consisting of Tristan Roake and Andre Fernandez, is a dubstep production duo from Christchurch, New Zealand. They first rose in late 2007 when Mala of Digital Mystikz signed their debut single The Fatman / Stolen Children for his Deep Medi Musik label. The single was described by Boomkat as "dark and immaculately executed" and was released in early 2009 as Medi13x on 12" vinyl format. [1]


This release has been followed by two more releases on Deep Medi Musik and a number of singles on labels such as Tempa, SMOG and Black Box. Collaborators have included Datsik and Alix Perez.

Originally from New Zealand, now based in San Francisco, California, Truth have toured extensively including numerous USA tours, four tours of the UK and Europe and a tour of Latin America. They can be found regularly playing in the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.



In September 2010 Truth released their debut album, entitled Puppets on Sydney based Aquatic Lab Records. The album received critical approval, including a nomination for Best Dubstep Album in the 2011 DubstepForum Awards. Knowledge Magazine lauded the album for its representation of "dubstep in its purest form" characterising it as "spacious, sub-heavy and forward-thinking", while Music Week described it as "an expansive listen that works as well on headphones as in a club". [2] The New Zealand Herald branded Puppets "sinister yet soulful" praising its "beautifully brutal bass-laden beats". [3]

Special Edition

In April 2011, Truth released a New Zealand-only double-CD version of Puppets. It included a bonus disc of remixes, previously unreleased material and a 35-minute mix of music from the album. The group stated that all proceeds from sales would go directly to charities involved with rebuilding Christchurch following the earthquake of February 2011.

Love's Shadow (2012)

Truth released their second album "Love's Shadow" for free via their SoundCloud page over a number of months in 2012.


Release dateLabelCat#Artist(s)Release nameFormat
2009Deep Medi MusikMEDI-013TRUTHThe Fatman / Stolen Children12" / WEB
2009Optimus Gryme RecordingsOG12002Optimus Gryme & TruthThe Immortal Truth12" / WEB
2009Aquatic LabLAB006TRUTHTerror Planet12"
2009Aquatic LabLAB007TRUTHRevelations12"
2010Aquatic LabLABCD002TRUTHPuppetsCD / WEB
2010Deep Medi MusikMEDI-32TRUTHAmnesia / International12" / WEB
2010Disfigured DubzDISF010TRUTHStranger Than Fiction12" / WEB
2010ArgonARG031TRUTH & Dutty RanksBombay Sapphire / Worlds Apart12" / WEB
2010Boka RecordsBOKA027TRUTHTimeshift / Hackerz12"
2010Aquatic LabLAB010TRUTHBurglar / Dead Silence12"
2010Aquatic LabLAB011TRUTHJuno / Under Current12"
2011Wheel & DealWHEELYDEALY022TRUTHThe Emperor12" / WEB
2011Deep Medi MusikMEDI-39TRUTHFatman VIP12"
2011GetDarkerGDKR003TRUTHDirect Blow / Snake12"
2011Black BoxBLACKBOX019TRUTHFull Baked / Birds12"
2012Boka RecordsBOKA039TRUTHInsanity / Skitzo12"
2012TempaTEMPA065TRUTHDreams / Last Time12" / WEB
2012Artikal Music UKARTKL003TRUTHBabylon London12" / WEB
2012Love Sick RecordingsLUVSIC002TRUTH / Riskotheque & MarchmellowDon't Explain / 1-800-Love12"
2012Moonshine RecordingsMS009Babylon System vs. TRUTHBabylon War12" / WEB
2012Tuba RecordsTUBA003TRUTHAll Alone / Good & Evil12"
2013TempaTEMPA076TRUTHDevil's Hands12" / WEB
2013TempaTEMPA082TRUTHChicks & Drugs / Empire12" / WEB
2013New Moon RecordingsNMN007TRUTHIron Lung / Medusa12"
2014TempaTEMPA095TRUTHTRUTH / J:Kenzo12" / WEB
2014Deep Medi MusikMEDI-81TRUTH30,000 ft12" / WEB
2014TempaTEMPA085TRUTHHow Strange12" / WEB
2014Deep, Dark and DangerousDDD01TRUTHUndeniable12" / WEB
2015Firepower RecordsPOW096TRUTHThe Ark12" / WEB
2016Deep, Dark and DangerousDDD003TRUTHDevils Game12" / WEB
2016Deep Medi MusikMEDI-92TRUTHWar of the Minds12" / WEB
2017Deep Medi MusikMEDI-98TRUTHLion12" / WEB
2017Uprise AudioUALPS007Seven / TRUTH / Juss BBangbadem / Sour Power12"
2017Deep, Dark and DangerousDDD018Sectra, TRUTHLucid DreamsWEB
2017DiscipleDISC071TRUTHWilderness of MirrorsWEB
2018Deep, Dark and DangerousDDD036TRUTHMushrooms12" / WEB
2018Deep, Dark and DangerousDDD044TRUTHLurker12" / WEB
2018Deep, Dark and DangerousDDD034Truth, Stylust Beats, YoungstaFreakshowWEB
2018DiscipleDISC095The Upbeats, TRUTHThe PackWEB
2019WakaanDDDWAKAANTRUTHThe Unexpected12" / WEB
2019UKF MusicUKFTEN008TRUTHPixelated PixieWEB
2019Deep, Dark and DangerousDDD046TRUTH, LelijveldTearsWEB

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  1. "Truth - The Fatman". Boomkat. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  2. Music Week, The Panel September 2010
  3. Scott Kara, The New Zealand Herald, "Truth, Puppets review" September 2010